Policy Insights

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California’s Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Funding from HUD to Solve Homelessness Increased by 79% During the Past Decade

By Joe Colletti, PhD

Funding Increased Unevenly among the State’s 44 Continuums of Care  Some CoCs Experienced More Than a 100% Increase during the Past Decade And Others a Single Digit Increase or a…

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Adhering to a Trauma-Informed Design and Care Approach Should be Included in California Legislation Concerning Homelessness

By Joe Colletti, PhD

Requiring a Trauma-Informed Design and Care Approach Should be a Condition to Receiving Homelessness Funding Adhering to a Trauma-Informed Design and Care approach should be a legislative requirement for receiving…

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More than 80% of California’s 44 Continuums of Care Will Not Conduct a 2021 Point-in-Time Unsheltered Count Because of the Pandemic

By Joe Colletti, PhD

Unsheltered 2021 Point-in-Time (PIT) Count data will not be available for State legislative, funding, policy and planning purposes unlike past count data  All 44 California CoCs should be encouraged to…

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State of California’s Plans to Integrate a Wide-Range of Homelessness Data Sources Should Include Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Records of Persons Who Died Homeless

By Joe Colletti, PhD

Homelessness is much more than the absence of physical housing; it is a tension-filled, trauma-filled, and treacherous condition that too often results in injuries and fatalities. NOTE: Monday, December 21st,…

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Homelessness Continues to Significantly Increase in California According to January 2020 Homeless Counts

By Joe Colletti, PhD

  —Count results are pre-pandemic— —HUD likely to release official count results by end of year— In 2020, 22 of the 44 California Continuums of Care (CoCs) conducted an unsheltered…

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Recent Homelessness Data Reveals California’s Significant Shift Concerning Types of Temporary and Permanent Housing Beds

By Joe Colletti, PhD

What Happened Emergency Shelter Beds Increased by Nearly 100% Transitional Housing Beds Decreased by Nearly 50% Permanent Supportive Housing Beds Increased by More than 50% Rapid Re-housing Beds More Than…

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